Reactions to mask rule relaxation


CDC relaxation of mask mandate draws response. Some states and businesses change policies.

Where: United States

The Facts

▪ The CDC relaxed the mask mandate by allowing fully vaccinated people to resume activities without wearing a mask or physical distancing, except where required by law.

▪ Some governors, including governors of Minnesota and Illinois, said they would end the mask mandate; others, including governors of California, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia, preferred to take time to review the federal guidance.

▪ The United Food and Commercial Workers Union tweeted, “Essential workers are still forced to play mask police for unvaccinated shoppers ignoring safety measures. Are they now supposed to become the vaccination police?”

▪ Costco stated, “In Costco locations where the state or local jurisdiction does not have a mask mandate, we will allow members and guests who are fully vaccinated to enter Costco without a face mask or face shield.”

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